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Chateau Petrus Pomerol 1998

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"The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense<br/>plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed<br/>with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and<br/>extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet<br/>tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness<br/>for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds.<br/>Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600<br/>cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040" 98/100 pts<br/>(Robert parker - Wine Advocate - April 2001)<br/><br/>

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Petrus:
  Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines.    It may be hard to fathom, but for the first co... Read more
  Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines.    It may be hard to fathom, but for the first couple of centuries of its existence, Petrus was a cheap, hard sell. The estate was under the management of the Arnaud family until 1925, when hotel owner Madame Edmond Loubat acquired sole ownership of the property. With consultation from negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix, they reinvented the entire winemaking process on the tiny 12 hectare vineyard to a precise science and raised the price of the wine to signify its value. Soon demand outweighed supply and one of the world’s first cult wines was born. Today it has a prominent place on the wine lists of the world’s top restaurants and fetches stratospheric numbers at auction houses, especially with older vintages.    With the passing of Madame Loubat in 1961, the entire estate was passed on to Mouiex. His sons Jean-Francois and Christian took over the production and all marketing aspects of the wine. In 2008, Olivier Berrouet, son of Petrus technical director Jean-Claude Berrouet, became principal winemaker.    The vineyard’s location in the highest point of Pomerol is made up of iron-rich clay soil, resulting in fruit with excellent mineral balance and aging potential. Petrus was one of the first vineyards to implement green-harvesting techniques, which keeps yields low and quality high. Before 1960, the wines were a blend of Merlot with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Since that time, the wine is now 100% Merlot, with two years’ aging in new oak barrels. Only 2,500 cases are produced in each vintage.  Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Petrus Pomerol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Saturated ruby-red. Multidimensional nose melds black raspberry mulberry toffee minerals rose petal and roasted oak. Great sweetness volume and depth thick but magically light on its feet. Grows broader on the back half with no loss of shape. Firm underlying backbone is currently hidden by seamless fruit. Finishes with big but noble tannins and terrific grip and subtle persistence. This and the hugely concentrated L Eglise-Clinet may well turn out to be the two top wines of the vintage. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/30/2011

Saturated ruby-red. Multidimensional nose melds black raspberry, mulberry, toffee, minerals, rose petal and roasted oak. Great sweetness, volume and depth thick but magically light on its feet. Grows broader on the back half with no loss of shape. Fi... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1998 Petrus 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2011

With a production of 2,300 cases and extremely low yields (35 hectoliters per hectare), it is not surprising that this is a virtually perfect Petrus. The color is an opaque black/purple. It is dense, ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1998 Petrus 750ml



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"The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense<br/>plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed<br/>with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and<br/>extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet<br/>tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness<br/>for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds.<br/>Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600<br/>cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040" 98/100 pts<br/>(Robert parker - Wine Advocate - April 2001)<br/><br/>

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